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My hero, Mark Steyn


IT’S been a funny old week for me. And it all started with me blogging on the suppression of the Covid-19 treatment drug, ivermectin.

On Tuesday I reported on the Oracle Films documentary on Dr Tess Lawrie’s battle with scientific colleagues over the suppression of ivermectin, how this happened, and specifically how the conclusions of a major research review were changed from favourable to not recommending the drug despite all the reviewed and agreed positive research data – a not insignificant decision that paved the way for the emergency authorisation of the poorly trialled and safety tested experimental gene therapy vaccine. 

As with all new posts on TCW, I tweeted it from my personal Twitter account. 

I was already booked to appear on Mark Steyn’s GB News programme the next day, Wednesday, to discuss another blog I had written castigating the Government’s so-called human rights ‘reform’. On Tuesday evening a message from Twitter landed on my iPhone saying I had been locked out because of my ‘Covid misinformation’ (ivermectin) post.

So what, you might think. Why are you on Twitter, several people have asked me. Well, apart from the obvious reasons of communicating the site’s posts and my (often dissenting) thoughts as far and wide as possible on the main social media channels, for better, or in this case, for worse, all my contacts with Mark Steyn (as with several other writers) had been by Direct Message on Twitter, for speed, brevity and convenience. It left me scrabbling about ringing GB News for his contact information. Even had I immediately obeyed Twitter’s order to delete the tweet, it would have taken a day to be unlocked – and in principle I object to succumbing to such censorship.

More importantly, Twitter’s iniquity prompted Mark into a change of mind about our interview, given other revelations that day about the provenly correct ‘conspiracy theories’ that can get you slammed or dumped from social media. What on earth, he asked, was Twitter doing, still banning people over a drug that some States in the US were ordering their pharmacies to stock?

I tried my best to explain this particular story of scientific corruption that many, not just Twitter, have been so determined to censor, in between some disorienting sound drop-outs! As ever, despite the technical hitches that beset the whole programme that night, it’s still well worth watching. And not just because Mark gave me such a huge shout out, demanding that Twitter unlock me forthwith! Before my interview at about 23 minutes in, Steyn reports on the major ‘disinformation’ story of the week – the non-existent bio-labs in Ukraine,  that turned out to be quite true after all, as admitted by Victoria Nuland, America’s Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, and a woman with some strange ties to Ukraine, before the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs.

You can watch it all here.

And you can find Mark’s own (understandably) frustrated post-mortem of his show in his inimitable SteynOnline column here.

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Kathy Gyngell
Kathy Gyngell
Kathy is Editor of The Conservative Woman. She is @kathygyngelltcw on GETTR and is back on Twitter.

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